Jackson Wai Chung Tse
Jackson Wai Chung Tse 謝瑋聰 (he/she/they) is a Hong Kong-Canadian interdisciplinary artist based on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples, which include the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, now known as Vancouver.
As a queer Chinese immigrant growing up in Calgary, Jackson never saw positive representations of himself represented in media, and felt that no one understood who he was. In 2018, as a response to a lifetime of adversity and oppression, Jackson created the international award-winning mini-documentary, BREAKING THE SILENCE, to highlight the discrimination felt by generations of queer Chinese migrants in Canada, and explore the importance of taking space and using our voices as non-dominant communities. His creative work explores themes that include intentional community building in polarizing times, reverence for the land, challenging the mainstream dominant paradigm, queer identities coexisting with cultural values, and Asian diaspora in the West.